March 7, 2021

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We’re excited to announce our spring book club for TeachersFirst members! Applications for Encouraging Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) through Critical Thinking with Literature will open this week—get a sneak peek and create your TeachersFirst member account so you’re ready to apply!
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March Events for Your Lessons

Connect World Storytelling Day (3/20) to St Patrick’s Day (3/17) in your lessons. Share stories about the history of the holiday or have your students create their own stories. Find classroom ideas in the resources shared in this section.   

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! Share these resources with your students to help them go beyond green clovers to discover the history of the holiday, fairytales about leprechauns, writing exercises, and math activities.

Prepare for the day of shamrocks »

World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day offers you an excellent opportunity to tie writing in with St. Patrick's Day. This collection of resources features digital storytelling tools for all ages from young students to secondary students.

Engage your students in writing »

Spring into Personalized Professional Learning

Access professional learning at your convenience with our on-demand virtual workshops and Infusing Technology blog. Search by topic to find trainings and posts that meet your needs. Check back often, as new materials are added frequently. 

Virtual Workshops On-Demand

Our winter season of OK2Ask has ended, but the learning doesn't need to stop. These session (and many from 2020) are now available on-demand. View workshops about assessment, reading, classroom management, Nearpod, and more.

Find a virtual workshop »

Infusing Technology Blog

The Infusing Technology blog is a one-stop opportunity to learn about new tech tools, strategies, pedagogies, and more. Recent topics include Digital Learning Day and using award-winning books to spark an interest in reading.

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This Week at TeachersFirst

This week, we kick off registration for our spring OK2Ask sessions. We are also recognizing International Women's Day and highlighting a Reading Trek about an important event in the American Civil Rights Movement. Finally, we kindly ask for your input in our weekly poll.  

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Join Us for OK2Ask Virtual Workshops

Register now for our spring series of live virtual workshops! Join our expert coaches and learn about digital portfolios, remote learning with Microsoft Forms, podcasting, playlists to personalize learning, and many other edtech topics.

Learn new ways to engage your students »

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Create understanding through literature

Reading Treks: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

On March 7, 1965, activist John Lewis led more than 600 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama and was met with violence that dubbed the day “Bloody Sunday.” Use this Reading Trek to share this important story with your students.

View the instructional guide and related maps »

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Celebrate on March 8th

International Women's Day

This week, we also celebrate International Women's Day. The 2021 theme is Choose to Challenge. Join the conversation on Twitter using #ChoosetoChallenge or #IWD2021 and check out our curated collection of resources about women who have made a difference.

Find resources for International Women's Day and Women's History Month »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks, "How do you personalize your own professional learning?" Do you find relevant Twitter chats to join, view webinars and/or video trainings, or do you prefer to search for relevant blog posts?

Make plans for your professional learning »

More to Explore for March

Don't miss these other six areas of TeachersFirst, full of technology integration ideas and tech tools. 

Encourage Empathy

Resources for Teaching Remotely

Special Topics

Reading Treks

Classroom Planning Calendar

BYOD Dream Tools

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